Type: Low Density
Coupling Code: Blue Square
Coupling Type: Screw
Gangway Type: LMS
Lot Number: 30281
|23/01/57||New to||53C (Hull Springhead)|
|30/11/58||Transferred to||53B (Hull Botanic Gardens)||- (53C closed)|
|Jan-60||Depot code change||50C (Hull Botanic Gardens)|
|Oct-68||Transferred to||32A (Norwich)|
|3w/e 30/10/70||Transferred to||34G (Finsbury Park)|
|Jan-72||Transferred to||32A (Norwich)|
|Apr-73||Transferred to||30A (Stratford)|
|May-73||Depot code change||SF (Stratford)|
|11/05/86||Transferred to||NC (Norwich Crown Point)|
|03/11/88||Withdrawn from||NC (Norwich Crown Point)|
56122 - original number
54122 - from May-83 (53xxx / 54xxx change)
|50367||56122||As delivered to 53C - 23rd January 1957|
|50367||56122||Transfer to 34G - 3w/e 31/10/70|
|50367||56122||Transfer to 32A - Jan-72|
|50361||56122||Transfer to 30A - Apr-73|
|30||53359||54122||Formed at NC circa Jun-86|
|53359||54122||Listed at Norwich - Summer 1986|
|53359||54122||Noted 22nd November 1986|
|30||53359||54122||Listed at NC - Apr-87|
|53359||54122||Noted 23rd April 1988|
The Stratford - Lea Bridge - Tottenham Hale farewell on 5/7/85, led by 54122 (presumably with 53359) and seen at Stratford. Robert Chilton.
Craven units on the Mid-Sussex line. E54122 leads E53359, E54442 & E51284 through Warnham station (between Horsham and Dorking) with the 'Vectis Velocipede' tour returning from Portsmouth Harbour to Stevenage, Saturday 21st June 1986 Iain Reid.
Retro-green 54122 / 53359 at Norwich on 18/7/86. It is attached to the Stourton Saloon 975664 / 975637. Adrian Vaughan.
The retro-green Cravens set at Norwich, this vehicle appears to be 54122. Date unknown. Malcolm Clements.
Retro-green Cravens set 54122 + 53359 at Norwich working with a Met-Camm set. Date unknown. Malcolm Clements.
One of the last 'Cravens' DMU's (54122 + 53359)was repainted into BR Green for its final months in service, and it is seen here at Sudbury on October 1987. I should say that this was taken with the knowledge and permission of the railway staff present. Stuart Pearce.
54122 at Sheringham in 1988, along with 53359. Robert Chilton Collection.
Retro-green 54122 + 53359 in Cambridge station in 1988 with a Yarmouth service. John Law.
Class 105 54122 and 53359 are seen at Tyseley on 19.06.1988. Not the best photo, but the only time I saw the Green Class 105 at Tyseley. Note the Class 114 in Parcels red to the left, 55932. Andy Cole.
Norwich based class 105 'Cravens' DMU set no.30 (53359+54122), by this time one of the very few left in passenger service on the network, calls at West Runton whist working a Sheringham-Norwich service on 17th August 1988. This DMU was restored to a retro BR livery with cats whiskers in April 1986 to mark the end of DMU operations on the Anglia Region in the London Area. It was withdrawn on the 03/11/88 and with the unit being considered to have asbestos contamination it went to Mayer-Newman's scrapyard at Snailwell, where it was incinerated in the fire tunnel and reduced to scrap on 23/02/89. Andrew J Crowther.
The retro-green Cravens set at Norwich Crown Point Open Day in the late 80s. Graham Baker.
The drivers desk in 54122. Taken at the Norwich Crown Point Open Day in the late 1980s. Graham Baker.
E50153 + E56122 at Barnby Siding. This is a lovely study of a Metro-Cammell/Cravens hybrid photographed in wintry conditions at Barnby Siding between Oulton Broad and Beccles on the East Suffolk line. The southbound Lowestoft - Ipswich service was captured on Thursday 19th February 1970. The MetCam car was a transfer from Cambridge to Norwich in June 1968 and left the area in July 1971 when it went north to Neville Hill. Photograph by Michael Bryant. Gerard Fletcher.
A Class 101 / 105 formation with E54404 + E53252 / E53359 + E54122 is seen near Ely on December 22nd, 1987. Surface Stock.
A Class 105 set formed of 53361 and 54122 waits with the 11:53 Romford - Upminster while 315 847 tails 315 8XX on a Gidea Park - Livepool St service at Romford on Tuesday 16th July 1985. Colin Brooks.
Retro-green set 53359 / 54122 at Stratford in June 1986. Hamish Stevenson.
A pair of Craven twin units in Surrey. E53359 leads E54122, E51284 & E54442 through Epsom station with the 'Vectis Velocipede' tour to Portsmouth Harbour (& Isle of Wight) from Stevenage, Saturday 21st June 1986 Iain Reid.
A pair of Craven twin units in Surrey. E54442 tails E51284, E54122 & E53359 through Epsom with the 'Vectis Velocipede' tour to Portsmouth Harbour (& Isle of Wight) from Stevenage, viewed heading away from the station towards Ashtead continuing via Effingham Jct and Guildford, Saturday 21st June 1986. Iain Reid.
Craven units on the Mid-Sussex line. E51284 tails E54442, E53359 & E54122 through Warnham (between Horsham and Dorking) with the 'Vectis Velocipede' tour returning from Portsmouth Harbour to Stevenage, Saturday 21st June 1986 Iain Reid.
Retro-green Cravens vehicles 53359 + 54122 inside Stratford depot on the 11th October 1986. Dennis Taylor.
Retro-green Class 105 set 53359 and 54122 at Norwich. Undated. David Faircloth.
E53359 + E54122 at Kiln Lane Crossing at Ely with the 10.18 Ely to Norwich, January 9, 1987. Surface Stock.
Working the 07.10 Doncaster to Cambridge is the green Cravens set E53359 + E54122 and class 101 51501 + 51175 near Kiln Lane Ely, 31.12.87. Surface Stock.
53359 at Sheringham in 1988, along with 54122. Robert Chilton Collection.
53359 Class 105 is seen stabled at Tyseley carriage sidings on 19.06.1988. This along with it's partner 54122 were painted back into BR green. Andy Cole.
Norwich based Metro-Cammell built class 101 DMU set 64 (51191 closest) pulls away from West Runton with a Norwich-Sheringham service on 17th August 1988. Attached is the green Cravens set 30 (53359+54122). Andrew J Crowther.
Retro-green 53359 and 54122 at Wolverton Works, 1/10/88. Robert Frise.